I used Beeswax by Valspar and Mark Twain House Grey Brick on the inside.
I love the DIY chalk paint method. The laminate coating on these bookshelves left me with few options. I this time I added more plaster of paris, it was like pudding! But it sanded out smoothly. Unlike my last DIY chalkpaint bookshelf I spray glued the fabric down to the shelves for a smoother look (no lace either!).
I’m a book lover through and through, not that you can tell by looking at my house… ha!
The chicken bookends came from Kirklands (Christmas gift from my sister). The milk crock was on my moms counter longer than I could remember, when she went to throw it out I screamed
really loudly snagged it.
And yes. I’m bringing back the doily.
Everything on top was either gifted or thrifted! How cute is that strawberry milk glass dish? My newest acquisitions are the two embroidered birds.
I’ve got lots of embroidery in my house (you work with embroidery machines and see how much you bring home!) but it’s all done by machine. I love the detail on these hand embroidered birds. And I had no choice but to snap them up for 50 cents each!
My other bookshelf also got some doily love:
Do you see it? (and yes I’m still waiting for my milk glass chicken dish! tomorrow!)
Mr. Rooster approves.
You can even decorate your dog with one.